Inbox/Outbox: April 29, 2016

In Inbox/Outbox, we document the rhythm of readers’ lives by sharing comics we acquired, the comics we finished, and the next comics we plan to read each week.

Inbox (Comics Acquired)

the white donkeyThe White Donkey: Terminal Lance by Maximilian Uriarte (Little, Brown and Company)

This gorgeous oversized hardcover showed up on my doorstep, and I’m intrigued. It’s a story of a young Marine who enlists because he’s looking for something he’s missing in his life, but ends up in rural Iraq and finds the military isn’t what he’s expected. The fact that this is written and drawn by a Marine makes it that much more interesting.

Broken Frontier Anthology, ed. Tyler Chin Tanner (A Wave Blue World)

I contributed to this Kickstarter months ago, and I was so pleased to have the finished copy arrive. It’s gorgeously put together, and has some great rising stars in comics but also people that are new-to-me and I’m excited to get to know. I can’t wait to dive in.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

check pleaseCheck, Please! – Ngozi Ukazu

One of the dangers of bringing on a bunch of new Panels contributors (which I’ve been doing over the past month) is reading all their guest posts. Which always contain amazing comic recommendations. Which make my already huge to-read list even LONGER. And when multiple to-be Panelteers (plus more than a few current ones) recommended Check, Please!, I knew I finally needed to sit down and read it. And now that I have, it’s basically my favorite thing. Ever. I want everyone to read this comic. Who knew I would love a hockey comic so much?

Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker

A webcomic about queer witches with great PoC rep. It’s fun, it’s engaging, and the art is stellar. What more could I want?

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

ukranian and russian notebooksThe Ukranian and Russian Notebooks by Igort (Simon & Schuster)

This graphic journalism looks at the effects of Soviet rule on the people in Ukraine and Russia. Igort investigates the murder of a journalist and human rights activists, the events surrounding a government-sanctioned famine called the Holomodor, and more. It sounds heavy but powerful.

How about you? What comics did you read this week?

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